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All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index

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USDL-95-87
TRANSMISSION OF
THIS RELEASE IS
UNTIL 8:30 A.M.
Thursday, March

MATERIAL IN
EMBARGOED
(EST)
16, 1995

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX--FEBRUARY 1995
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose
0.4 percent before seasonal adjustment in February to a level of
150.9 (1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
Department of Labor reported today. For the 12-month period ended
in February, the CPI-U increased 2.9 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.3 percent in February, prior to
seasonal adjustment. The February 1995 CPI-W level of 148.3 was
3.0 percent higher than the index in February 1994.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
___________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent in
February, the same as in January. The index for food increased 0.3
percent, following a decrease of 0.3 percent in January. Energy
costs, which increased 0.3 percent in January, declined 0.1 percent
in February, resulting from a drop in the gasoline index.
Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U increased 0.3 percent,
following a 0.4 percent rise in January. The slightly smaller
increase in February reflects a downturn in the index for apparel
commodities and smaller increases in the indexes for public
transportation and household furnishings and operations, all of
which had turned up in January.

Table A. Percent Changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
____________________________________________________________________
|
Seasonally adjusted
|Unadj
|___________________________________________|
|
|Compnd |
Expenditure
|
Changes from preceding month
|ann rte|12-mo
|___________________________________| 3-mos |
category
|
1994
1995| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.|Feb.95 |Feb95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
|
.4
.2
.1
.1
.2
.3
.3
3.2
2.9
Food and beverages|
.4
.3
.0
.2
.6 -.2
.3
2.8
2.9
Housing
|
.3
.2
.2
.1
.0
.4
.3
2.8
2.3
Apparel and upkeep| -.9
.1 -.2 -.3 -.2
.7 -.6
-.6
-1.0
Transportation
| 1.0
.1 -.1
.1
.2
.6
.4
4.8
4.2
Medical care
|
.4
.4
.5
.4
.5
.3
.3
4.5
4.9
Entertainment
|
.0
.1
.1
.4
.1
.4
.2
2.7
2.3
Other goods & serv|
.3
.1
.4
.4
.3
.0
.8
4.2
4.6
Special indexes: |
Energy
| 1.4 -.6 -.3
.5 -.1
.3 -.1
.4
1.7
Food
|
.5
.2
.1
.1
.8 -.3
.3
3.0
3.1
AI - food & energy|
.3
.2
.2
.2
.1
.4
.3
3.3
3.0
____________________________________________________________________
The food and beverage index rose 0.3 percent in February.
Grocery store food prices also increased 0.3 percent, following a
0.5 percent decline in January. The advance in February largely
reflects an upturn in the index for fruits and vegetables, which
rose 0.7 percent after declining 2.6 percent in January. The index
for fresh fruits and vegetables increased 1.0 percent, while that
for processed fruits and vegetables was unchanged. Among other
major grocery store food groups, the indexes for cereal and bakery
products and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs also contributed to
the increase in February, each advancing 0.5 percent. The indexes
for dairy products and for other food at home each decreased
slightly in February. Within the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
category, beef prices rose 0.5 percent and the index for pork was
unchanged; the indexes for poultry, fish and seafood, and eggs,
each of which declined in January, turned up in February. The
other two components of the food and beverage index--restaurant
meals and alcoholic beverages--rose 0.1 percent and were unchanged,
respectively.
The housing component increased 0.3 percent in February,

following a 0.4 rise in January. Shelter costs advanced 0.3
percent the same as in January. Within shelter, renters' costs and
homeowners' costs each rose 0.3 percent; and maintenance and repair
costs increased 0.5 percent. The index for fuel and other
utilities, which increased 0.5 percent in January, was unchanged.
The index for household fuels rose 0.1 percent, as increases in the
indexes for natural gas and electricity--up 0.5 and 0.1 percent,
respectively--more than offset a 0.8 percent decline in the index
for fuel oil. The index for other utilities and public services
fell 0.2 percent, reflecting a decrease in the index for telephone
services. These charges declined 0.7 percent in February,
reflecting decreases in local telephone call charges and interstate
and intrastate toll calls. Partially offsetting these declines were
increases in charges for cable television and refuse collection--up
0.9 and 0.6 percent, respectively. The index for household
furnishings and operation rose 0.3 percent in February. The
indexes for furniture and bedding and textile housefurnishings
increased 1.1 and 0.9 percent, respectively.
The transportation index advanced 0.4 percent in February,
following an increase of 0.6 percent in January.
A downturn in
the index for motor fuels coupled with a smaller increase in
airline fares were largely responsible for the smaller rise in
February. The index for gasoline declined 0.4 percent in February,
following increases in each of the preceding 3 months. The
increase of 0.1 percent in the index for new vehicles continued its
pattern of very little movement evident since the introduction of
the 1995 models. (As of February, the proportion of 1995 models in
the index was about 85 percent of the new car sample.) Automobile
finance charges continued to increase sharply, advancing 2.4
percent in February and 29.3 percent in the last 12 months. The
used car index also continued to rise sharply, advancing 2.7
percent in February and 14.3 percent in the past 12 months. The
index for public transportation, which turned up in January after
registering declines in each of the last 4 months of 1994, rose 0.8
percent in February. Airline fares rose 1.1 percent in February,
following a 2.2 percent rise in January. Despite these advances,
airline fares were 5.4 percent lower than a year earlier.
The index for apparel and upkeep declined 0.6 percent in
February, following a 0.7 percent increase in January. (Prior to
seasonal adjustment, clothing prices rose 1.3 percent in February.)
The somewhat smaller proportion of higher-priced spring-summer
merchandise in the market place this month than in recent years
resulted in a seasonally adjusted decline.

Medical care costs rose 0.3 percent in February to a level 4.9
percent higher than a year earlier. In February, the index for
medical care commodities--prescription drugs, non-prescription
drugs, and medical supplies--declined 0.1 percent. The index for
medical care services rose 0.4 percent. Charges for professional
services and hospital and related services increased 0.5 and 0.2
percent, respectively.
Entertainment costs increased 0.2 percent in February,
following a 0.4 percent rise in January. The indexes for toys and
sporting goods and equipment, which turned up in January, declined
in February.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.8 percent in
February, its largest advance since a similar rise in September
1992. A 1.0 percent increase in the index for personal and
educational expenses accounted for about four-fifths of the
February advance. Charges for legal fees and personal financial
services rose 1.5 and 2.8 percent, respectively.
CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
_______________________________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners
and Clerical Workers also rose 0.3 percent in February.
Table B.

Percent Changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W)
____________________________________________________________________
|
Seasonally adjusted
|Unadj
|___________________________________________|
|
|Compnd |
Expenditure
|
Changes from preceding month
|ann rte|12-mo
|___________________________________| 3-mos |
category
|
1994
1995| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.|Feb.95 |Feb95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
|
.3
.2
.1
.2
.2
.3
.3
3.3
3.0
Food and beverages|
.4
.3
.0
.2
.6 -.2
.3
2.8
2.9
Housing
|
.4
.1
.1
.2
.0
.4
.2
2.5
2.2
Apparel and upkeep| -.8
.1 -.4 -.4 -.3
.7 -.3
.3
-1.1
Transportation
| 1.0
.1
.0
.4
.4
.7
.4
6.3
5.1

Medical care
|
.4
.4
.6
.4
.5
.3
.3
4.4
5.0
Entertainment
|
.0
.0
.2
.4
.0
.4
.2
2.4
2.2
Other goods & serv|
.3
.3
.3
.4
.3 -.1
.7
3.2
4.3
Special indexes: |
Energy
| 1.7 -.6 -.4
.6 -.1
.2 -.1
.0
1.9
Food
|
.4
.3
.0
.1
.7 -.1
.2
3.1
3.1
AI - food & energy|
.3
.3
.2
.2
.2
.4
.3
3.7
3.2
____________________________________________________________________
Consumer Price Index data for March will be released on
Wednesday, April 12, 1995, 8:30 A.M. (EDT).

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service
group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Relative
Unadjusted indexes
importance,
December
Jan.
Feb.
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
Feb. 1995 fromFeb. 1994 Jan. 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromNov. to
Dec. to
Jan. to
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

150.3
450.3

150.9
452.0

2.9
-

0.4
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

0.3
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

17.412
15.838
9.934
1.464
2.892
1.169
2.013
2.396
.326
.249
.796
1.026
5.904
1.574

147.9
147.5
148.2
164.6
137.3
132.7
180.4
140.3
135.5
136.4
133.3
149.4
147.4
152.0

147.8
147.4
147.9
165.8
137.6
132.1
177.1
140.6
135.8
136.8
133.7
149.7
147.6
152.4

2.9
3.1
3.7
2.8
.1
.2
9.5
6.1
.1
4.0
15.3
2.2
2.1
.9

-.1
-.1
-.2
.7
.2
-.5
-1.8
.2
.2
.3
.3
.2
.1
.3

.6
.8
1.0
.2
-.2
-.1
5.3
.1
.4
.1
.1
-.1
.3
.0

-.2
-.3
-.5
-.2
.2
.2
-2.6
.1
-.1
.3
-.1
.3
.1
.1

.3
.3
.3
.5
.5
-.2
.7
-.1
.0
.0
-.3
.1
.1
.0

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 1/ .............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

41.187
28.042
7.955
5.765
2.190
19.889
19.501
.389
.198
.120

146.4
162.9
170.7
156.1
195.0
168.4
168.7
155.9
133.1
137.3

147.0
163.8
172.9
156.4
202.9
168.9
169.1
156.1
133.8
137.9

2.3
3.0
2.4
2.4
2.3
3.2
3.1
4.5
3.4
5.1

.4
.6
1.3
.2
4.1
.3
.2
.1
.5
.4

.0
.1
-.1
.1
-.5
.1
.1
.4
1.1
.4

.4
.3
.2
.3
.2
.4
.4
.5
.3
.2

.3
.3
.3
.2
.6
.3
.2
.1
.5
.4

.078
7.093
3.859

127.5
122.9
110.7

128.2
122.6
110.4

.9
.2
-.6

.5
-.2
-.3

2.0
-.2
-.5

.6
.5
.2

.5
.0
.1

.360

89.4

89.6

-4.3

.2

.0

-.1

-.3

3.499

118.0

117.6

-.3

-.3

-.5

.3

.2

3.234
6.052
3.508
1.088
1.455

152.1
121.8
110.5
133.8
142.4

151.8
122.4
111.1
134.6
142.8

1.2
1.7
.5
2.2
3.8

-.2
.5
.5
.6
.3

.1
.0
-.1
.2
.0

1.0
.8
.2
.8
2.5

-.2
.3
.4
.5
.1

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................
Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

5.656
5.097
1.329
2.269
.204
.747
.548
.559

129.4
126.0
124.0
123.0
129.0
124.0
150.1
157.0

131.1
127.7
125.6
125.9
126.8
124.8
150.4
157.3

-1.0
-1.4
1.2
-4.0
1.0
-.9
2.7
2.1

1.3
1.3
1.3
2.4
-1.7
.6
.2
.2

-.2
-.3
-1.1
-.1
.5
-.2
.8
.1

.7
.7
1.2
.5
.0
.9
.0
.4

-.6
-.7
.5
-1.3
-1.6
.1
-1.3
.2

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation

17.139
15.623
5.059
4.052
1.318
3.106
1.536
4.604

137.3
134.9
140.6
139.0
152.4
98.7
98.4
152.0
168.8

137.5
135.0
140.7
139.1
153.3
98.0
97.7
152.5
169.4

4.2
5.1
3.1
3.0
14.3
4.7
5.1
2.6
6.1

.1
.1
.1
.1
.6
-.7
-.7
.3
.4

.2
.5
.1
.1
2.0
.2
.1
.1
.8

.6
.5
.2
.1
2.6
.4
.4
.1
.7

.4
.4
.1
.3
2.7
-.4
-.4
.2
.4

commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

.618

104.2

104.6

1.2

.4

.0

-.2

.6

3.986
1.516

184.0
168.4

184.6
169.9

6.8
-3.4

.3
.9

.9
-2.3

.8
1.2

.3
.8

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

7.266
1.291
5.974
3.416

216.6
203.1
219.8
197.2

217.9
203.5
221.3
198.5

4.9
2.4
5.5
4.8

.6
.2
.7
.7

.5
.1
.6
.5

.3
.0
.4
.3

.3
-.1
.4
.5

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.335
1.968
2.366

152.1
137.5
169.4

152.5
137.4
170.2

2.3
2.2
2.3

.3
-.1
.5

.1
.0
.1

.4
.2
.5

.2
.1
.4

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

7.005
1.607
1.175

203.0
222.2
145.7

204.1
222.7
146.2

4.6
2.4
2.2

.5
.2
.3

.3
.0
.1

.0
-1.3
-.1

.8
.4
.3

.622
.553
4.223
.251
3.972

142.2
149.4
230.2
211.9
231.8

142.6
150.1
232.0
212.5
233.6

1.9
2.7
6.0
4.2
6.1

.3
.5
.8
.3
.8

.2
.0
.4
.2
.4

-.3
.1
.4
1.2
.4

.3
.5
1.0
.3
1.1

100.000
43.386
17.412
25.974
15.375
5.097

150.3
135.1
147.9
127.4
127.5
126.0

150.9
135.4
147.8
127.9
128.1
127.7

2.9
2.4
2.9
2.2
1.3
-1.4

.4
.2
-.1
.4
.5
1.3

.2
.3
.6
.2
.0
-.3

.3
.1
-.2
.3
.3
.7

.3
.1
.3
.1
.0
-.7

10.278
10.599
56.614
27.422

131.2
127.2
165.9
169.4

131.3
127.6
166.7
170.4

2.7
3.5
3.2
2.9

.1
.3
.5
.6

-.8
.3
.1
.0

-.2
.4
.5
.3

.1
.5
.3
.3

8.731
7.038
5.974
7.450

137.2
172.6
219.8
189.7

137.0
173.4
221.3
190.9

1.3
3.5
5.5
4.4

-.1
.5
.7
.6

.0
.1
.6
.3

.7
.6
.4
.4

-.1
.5
.4
.8

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .....................
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................
Special indexes

All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables ................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........
Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................
Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

1/
2/
NOTE:

84.162
71.958
80.111
92.734
27.548
16.950
11.852
32.788
29.192
50.640
6.965
93.035
77.197

150.8
146.8
151.5
146.6
128.3
128.9
132.4
137.8
174.0
160.9
104.2
156.5
158.7

151.5
147.2
152.1
147.1
128.8
129.5
132.5
138.1
174.7
161.6
103.7
157.2
159.6

2.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.1
1.3
2.5
2.1
3.4
2.9
1.7
3.0
3.0

.5
.3
.4
.3
.4
.5
.1
.2
.4
.4
-.5
.4
.6

.1
.2
.2
.2
.2
.1
-.7
.2
.2
.1
-.1
.3
.1

.4
.3
.3
.3
.3
.2
-.2
.1
.6
.5
.3
.3
.4

.3
.3
.3
.3
.1
-.1
.1
.1
.4
.3
-.1
.3
.3

24.082
3.466
53.115

137.7
97.9
170.8

138.4
97.2
171.7

1.9
3.6
3.4

.5
-.7
.5

.1
.2
.2

.4
.3
.5

.1
-.4
.4

-

$.665
.222

$.663
.221

-2.8
-

-.3
-

.0

-.4
-

-.3
-

-

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted indexes
Nov.
1994

Dec.
1994

Jan.
1995

Feb.
1995

May
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedAug.
Nov.
Feb.
Aug.
Feb.
1994
1994
1995
1994
1995

Expenditure category
All items ....................................

-

-

-

-

2.2

4.1

1.9

3.2

3.2

2.6

Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................
Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

146.4
146.0
145.9
164.7
136.9
131.9
168.4
139.6
135.0
135.5
132.8
148.8
146.8
152.2

147.3
147.1
147.3
165.0
136.6
131.8
177.4
139.7
135.5
135.7
132.9
148.7
147.2
152.2

147.0
146.7
146.6
164.6
136.9
132.0
172.7
139.9
135.4
136.1
132.8
149.2
147.4
152.3

147.4
147.1
147.1
165.4
137.6
131.7
173.9
139.8
135.4
136.1
132.4
149.3
147.6
152.3

2.0
2.3
2.6
3.3
-.6
3.7
6.2
2.1
.0
6.6
2.1
1.9
1.7
.8

4.8
5.4
7.5
4.5
-.6
-3.3
14.9
20.8
-.9
3.3
71.2
3.6
1.7
.5

1.9
1.7
1.4
1.5
-.3
1.2
3.4
2.0
.3
4.2
2.4
1.9
2.5
1.9

2.8
3.0
3.3
1.7
2.1
-.6
13.7
.6
1.2
1.8
-1.2
1.4
2.2
.3

3.4
3.8
5.0
3.9
-.6
.2
10.5
11.1
-.4
4.9
32.2
2.8
1.7
.7

2.3
2.4
2.4
1.6
.9
.3
8.4
1.3
.7
3.0
.6
1.6
2.3
1.1

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 1/ ...............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services 2/ ...
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................
Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

145.9
162.2
170.2
155.5
198.3
167.7
168.0
154.8
131.2
136.4
124.3
122.9
111.0

145.9
162.3
170.1
155.7
197.3
167.8
168.1
155.4
132.7
137.0
126.8
122.7
110.5

146.5
162.8
170.5
156.1
197.6
168.4
168.7
156.1
133.1
137.3
127.5
123.3
110.7

146.9
163.3
171.0
156.4
198.7
168.9
169.1
156.3
133.8
137.9
128.2
123.3
110.8

2.0
3.1
2.7
1.8
4.6
3.0
3.0
4.9
5.0
12.1
-4.3
-1.6
-3.5

2.2
3.0
2.6
2.9
1.6
3.2
3.2
5.9
.6
1.2
-.3
1.3
1.8

2.2
3.3
2.4
2.6
2.0
3.9
3.9
3.4
.0
3.0
-4.1
-.3
.0

2.8
2.7
1.9
2.3
.8
2.9
2.6
3.9
8.2
4.5
13.2
1.3
-.7

2.1
3.1
2.7
2.4
3.1
3.1
3.1
5.4
2.8
6.5
-2.3
-.2
-.9

2.5
3.0
2.1
2.5
1.4
3.4
3.3
3.7
4.0
3.7
4.2
.5
-.4

87.7

87.7

87.6

87.3

-11.7

3.7

-6.6

-1.8

-4.3

-4.2

118.8
150.5
121.0
110.8
132.4
139.1

118.2
150.6
121.0
110.7
132.7
139.1

118.5
152.1
122.0
110.9
133.8
142.6

118.7
151.8
122.4
111.3
134.5
142.8

-2.3
1.1
1.7
1.8
.6
1.8

1.4
.5
1.3
1.1
1.8
1.5

.7
-.3
-1.0
-2.1
.0
.9

-.3
3.5
4.7
1.8
6.5
11.1

-.5
.8
1.5
1.5
1.2
1.6

.2
1.6
1.8
-.2
3.2
5.8

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............

132.4
129.2
126.5
128.2
129.8
124.8
150.7

132.1
128.8
125.1
128.1
130.4
124.5
151.9

133.0
129.7
126.6
128.8
130.4
125.6
151.9

132.2
128.8
127.2
127.1
128.3
125.7
149.9

1.2
1.2
1.6
.0
-6.8
.0
9.1

-2.7
-3.3
2.9
-10.4
13.5
-2.8
7.7

-1.8
-1.8
-2.2
-1.5
3.1
-3.4
-3.1

-.6
-1.2
2.2
-3.4
-4.5
2.9
-2.1

-.7
-1.1
2.2
-5.4
2.9
-1.4
8.4

-1.2
-1.5
.0
-2.5
-.8
-.3
-2.6

Apparel services 2/.......................

156.3

156.4

157.0

157.3

2.6

2.3

1.0

2.6

2.5

1.8

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................
Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................
Public transportation ....................

136.3
134.0
139.1
137.4
146.4
101.1
101.0
151.9
165.3

136.6
134.7
139.2
137.6
149.4
101.3
101.1
152.1
166.6

137.4
135.4
139.5
137.7
153.3
101.7
101.5
152.2
167.7

137.9
135.9
139.6
138.1
157.4
101.3
101.1
152.5
168.3

1.5
2.5
4.5
4.2
5.6
-5.7
-5.3
3.3
5.7

10.0
9.2
4.8
4.5
7.7
29.7
30.8
3.0
4.6

.9
3.0
1.5
1.5
12.7
-2.7
-2.3
2.9
6.5

4.8
5.8
1.4
2.1
33.6
.8
.4
1.6
7.5

5.7
5.8
4.6
4.4
6.6
10.6
11.3
3.1
5.1

2.8
4.4
1.4
1.8
22.7
-1.0
-1.0
2.3
7.0

103.9

103.9

103.7

104.3

1.6

.4

1.2

1.5

1.0

1.4

179.8
167.3

181.5
163.5

182.9
165.4

183.5
166.8

6.2
-6.8

5.1
16.0

7.4
-18.4

8.5
-1.2

5.7
4.0

8.0
-10.2

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

215.2
203.2
217.7
195.9

216.2
203.4
218.9
196.8

216.9
203.5
219.8
197.3

217.6
203.3
220.6
198.3

4.9
2.9
5.5
4.7

4.8
3.4
5.0
4.0

5.4
3.2
5.9
5.3

4.5
.2
5.4
5.0

4.9
3.1
5.2
4.4

5.0
1.7
5.7
5.1

Entertainment ..............................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

151.4
137.2
168.4

151.5
137.2
168.5

152.1
137.5
169.4

152.4
137.6
170.1

2.2
4.5
.2

1.6
1.5
1.9

2.4
1.8
3.1

2.7
1.2
4.1

1.9
3.0
1.1

2.5
1.5
3.6

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............
Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

202.5
223.5
145.7

203.1
223.5
145.8

203.0
220.7
145.7

204.6
221.6
146.2

5.6
5.3
4.0

4.7
4.5
1.7

3.8
3.7
1.9

4.2
-3.4
1.4

5.2
4.9
2.8

4.0
.1
1.7

142.3
149.2
227.8
207.8
229.2

142.6
149.2
228.8
208.2
230.2

142.2
149.4
229.8
210.6
231.1

142.6
150.1
232.2
211.2
233.6

4.9
2.8
6.4
4.2
6.5

.6
3.0
5.3
3.8
5.5

1.1
2.4
4.7
2.1
4.9

.8
2.4
8.0
6.7
7.9

2.7
2.9
5.8
4.0
6.0

1.0
2.4
6.3
4.4
6.4

134.9
146.4
127.8
128.9
129.2

135.3
147.3
128.0
128.9
128.8

135.5
147.0
128.4
129.3
129.7

135.7
147.4
128.5
129.3
128.8

2.2
1.8
2.0
1.6
.6
1.2

4.1
4.9
4.8
4.5
5.1
-3.3

1.9
.9
1.9
.3
-1.5
-1.8

3.2
2.4
2.8
2.2
1.2
-1.2

3.2
3.4
3.4
3.0
2.8
-1.1

2.6
1.6
2.3
1.3
-.2
-1.5

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......
Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,

and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .......................
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................

132.5
126.1
165.1
169.1

131.5
126.5
165.2
169.1

131.2
127.0
166.0
169.6

131.3
127.6
166.5
170.1

4.8
3.3
2.8
2.7

11.3
3.6
3.5
2.9

-.9
2.3
3.0
3.6

-3.6
4.8
3.4
2.4

8.0
3.4
3.1
2.8

-2.2
3.5
3.2
3.0

136.8
170.1
217.7
188.7

136.8
170.2
218.9
189.2

137.8
171.3
219.8
189.9

137.7
172.1
220.6
191.4

.9
2.4
5.5
3.8

.9
6.9
5.0
3.9

.6
.2
5.9
3.9

2.7
4.8
5.4
5.8

.9
4.6
5.2
3.9

1.6
2.5
5.7
4.9

150.4
146.2
151.0
145.9
128.9
130.2
133.5
137.9
172.5
160.0
105.5
155.8
158.3

150.6
146.5
151.3
146.2
129.1
130.3
132.6
138.2
172.9
160.1
105.4
156.2
158.5

151.2
147.0
151.8
146.6
129.5
130.6
132.4
138.4
174.0
160.9
105.7
156.7
159.2

151.6
147.4
152.2
147.0
129.6
130.5
132.5
138.5
174.7
161.4
105.6
157.1
159.6

2.5
2.3
2.2
2.3
1.6
.9
4.1
1.5
2.6
2.6
-4.2
2.9
3.1

3.6
4.5
4.4
3.9
4.5
4.4
9.8
4.8
3.6
2.8
13.1
3.4
3.1

2.2
1.4
1.6
1.7
.3
-1.2
-.6
.6
2.4
2.5
-1.5
2.1
2.3

3.2
3.3
3.2
3.1
2.2
.9
-3.0
1.8
5.2
3.5
.4
3.4
3.3

3.0
3.4
3.3
3.1
3.0
2.7
6.9
3.1
3.1
2.7
4.1
3.2
3.1

2.7
2.3
2.4
2.4
1.2
-.2
-1.8
1.2
3.8
3.0
-.6
2.7
2.8

137.8
99.7
169.7

137.9
99.9
170.0

138.4
100.2
170.8

138.6
99.8
171.4

3.0
-6.5
3.2

1.5
26.8
3.6

.9
-3.1
2.9

2.3
.4
4.1

2.2
8.9
3.4

1.6
-1.4
3.5

Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables ..................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........
Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Relative

Unadjusted indexes

Unadjusted

Seasonally adjusted

importance,
December
1994

Jan.
1995

Feb.
1995

percent change to
Feb. 1995 fromFeb. 1994 Jan. 1995

percent change fromNov. to
Dec. to
Jan. to
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

147.8
440.2

148.3
441.7

3.0
-

0.3
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

0.3
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

19.320
17.629
11.243
1.670
3.398
1.299
2.124
2.751
.367
.286
.920
1.179
6.387
1.690

147.2
146.9
147.2
164.3
137.1
132.4
178.8
139.7
135.5
136.3
132.2
149.1
147.3
151.6

147.3
146.9
147.1
165.6
137.4
131.8
175.8
140.2
135.8
136.7
132.9
149.5
147.5
152.0

2.9
3.1
3.6
2.9
.1
.2
9.2
5.9
.1
4.0
14.3
2.3
2.1
.9

.1
.0
-.1
.8
.2
-.5
-1.7
.4
.2
.3
.5
.3
.1
.3

.6
.7
1.0
.2
-.2
.0
5.4
.1
.3
.1
.1
.1
.2
.1

-.2
-.1
-.4
-.2
.3
.1
-2.6
.1
-.1
.2
-.1
.1
.3
.0

.3
.2
.3
.7
.5
-.2
.6
.0
.1
.1
-.2
.3
.1
.1

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 1/ .............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....

38.759
25.753
8.073
6.615
1.458
17.491
17.161
.331
.189
.104

143.5
158.6
149.9
155.7
195.3
153.6
153.8
143.2
132.8
140.5

144.0
159.3
151.3
156.1
202.9
154.0
154.2
143.4
133.2
140.8

2.2
2.9
2.4
2.4
2.3
3.2
3.1
4.9
2.9
4.5

.3
.4
.9
.3
3.9
.3
.3
.1
.3
.2

.0
.1
.1
.1
-.3
.1
.1
.5
.8
.2

.4
.3
.1
.2
-.3
.3
.3
.4
.3
.1

.2
.2
.3
.3
.7
.1
.1
.2
.3
.2

.085
7.329
3.958

122.5
122.5
110.1

123.0
122.2
109.7

1.1
.1
-.7

.4
-.2
-.4

1.4
-.2
-.5

.5
.5
.2

.4
.1
.2

.331

89.3

89.5

-4.4

.2

.0

-.1

-.2

3.627

117.4

116.9

-.4

-.4

-.6

.3

.3

3.372
5.676

152.4
120.5

152.2
121.2

1.0
1.8

-.1
.6

.1
.0

.9
.8

-.1
.4

Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

3.432
1.122
1.122

109.2
134.1
145.6

109.9
134.8
146.0

.7
2.4
4.5

.6
.5
.3

-.2
.3
.1

.2
.8
3.0

.5
.4
.2

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................
Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

5.661
5.136
1.329
2.214
.263
.827
.503
.524

128.3
125.0
123.5
121.2
130.3
124.4
149.1
156.5

130.0
126.8
125.2
124.3
127.0
125.3
149.7
156.8

-1.1
-1.4
1.0
-4.0
.3
-1.3
3.2
2.1

1.3
1.4
1.4
2.6
-2.5
.7
.4
.2

-.3
-.2
-.9
-.2
.3
-.1
.3
.1

.7
.7
1.2
.6
-.1
.8
.3
.4

-.3
-.3
1.0
-1.1
-2.7
.2
-.1
.2

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

19.183
18.027
4.982
3.622
2.382
3.819
1.617
5.227

136.9
135.2
141.2
138.6
153.0
98.5
98.3
152.7
164.7

137.1
135.4
141.4
138.7
154.0
97.8
97.5
153.3
165.4

5.1
5.7
3.1
3.0
14.2
4.6
4.8
2.7
6.4

.1
.1
.1
.1
.7
-.7
-.8
.4
.4

.4
.6
.1
.1
1.9
.2
.1
.2
.8

.7
.6
.1
.2
2.8
.3
.4
.0
.7

.4
.5
.1
.2
2.5
-.4
-.3
.1
.6

.780

103.4

103.8

1.0

.4

.1

-.3

.7

4.447
1.156

180.0
164.8

180.9
166.5

7.4
-2.6

.5
1.0

.9
-1.6

.8
.7

.6
.7

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

6.173
1.063
5.110
2.920

215.9
200.9
219.3
198.1

217.3
201.3
220.9
199.4

5.0
2.3
5.5
4.9

.6
.2
.7
.7

.5
.1
.6
.4

.3
.0
.4
.3

.3
-.1
.4
.5

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.005
2.054
1.951

150.1
136.8
169.2

150.4
136.8
170.1

2.2
2.1
2.5

.2
.0
.5

.0
-.1
.1

.4
.3
.5

.2
.1
.4

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............

6.900
2.128
1.139

200.5
222.4
146.0

201.5
222.9
146.4

4.3
2.6
2.3

.5
.2
.3

.3
.0
.1

-.1
-1.2
-.1

.7
.5
.3

.646
.493
3.633
.220

143.1
149.5
226.0
213.4

143.4
150.1
227.5
213.4

2.1
2.6
6.0
3.7

.2
.4
.7
.0

.3
.1
.4
.2

-.3
.2
.5
1.4

.2
.4
.8
-.1

Personal and educational services ....

3.413

227.2

228.9

6.1

.7

.4

.4

.9

100.000
47.499
19.320
28.180
16.400
5.136

147.8
134.9
147.2
127.4
127.0
125.0

148.3
135.3
147.3
127.9
127.6
126.8

3.0
2.7
2.9
2.6
1.5
-1.4

.3
.3
.1
.4
.5
1.4

.2
.4
.6
.2
.0
-.2

.3
.1
-.2
.4
.2
.7

.3
.3
.3
.2
.0
-.3

11.263
11.780
52.501
25.206

130.9
126.8
163.4
152.5

130.8
127.2
164.1
153.3

2.8
4.3
3.2
3.0

-.1
.3
.4
.5

-.8
.4
.2
.0

-.3
.6
.4
.2

-.1
.6
.3
.4

8.584
7.220
5.110
6.381

126.1
170.6
219.3
186.6

125.8
171.5
220.9
187.7

1.0
4.6
5.5
4.3

-.2
.5
.7
.6

.0
.3
.6
.3

.7
.7
.4
.4

.0
.5
.4
.6

82.371
74.247
82.509
93.827
29.870
18.090
12.954
35.719
27.295
47.390
7.777
92.223
74.594

147.9
145.0
139.0
144.6
128.3
128.4
132.0
137.4
155.2
158.6
103.6
154.0
155.8

148.5
145.5
139.4
145.0
128.8
129.0
132.0
137.7
155.8
159.3
103.1
154.6
156.6

3.1
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.5
1.4
2.6
2.2
3.6
3.0
1.9
3.1
3.2

.4
.3
.3
.3
.4
.5
.0
.2
.4
.4
-.5
.4
.5

.1
.3
.3
.2
.2
.0
-.7
.3
.3
.1
-.1
.3
.2

.4
.3
.3
.3
.3
.2
-.3
.1
.6
.4
.2
.3
.4

.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.0
.0
.2
.4
.4
-.1
.3
.3

25.720
4.150
48.874

137.1
98.0
168.5

137.9
97.3
169.3

2.4
3.7
3.5

.6
-.7
.5

.1
.2
.2

.4
.3
.5

.4
-.5
.3

-

$.677
.227

$.674
.226

-3.0
-

-.4
-

.0

-.3
-

-.4
-

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .....................
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................
Special indexes
All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables ................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........
Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................
Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

-

1/
2/
NOTE:

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted indexes
Nov.
1994

Dec.
1994

Jan.
1995

Feb.
1995

May
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedAug.
Nov.
Feb.
Aug.
Feb.
1994
1994
1995
1994
1995

Expenditure category
All items ....................................

-

-

-

-

2.2

4.2

2.2

3.3

3.2

2.8

Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................
Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

146.0
145.4
145.1
164.4
136.6
131.6
167.7
139.0
135.1
135.3
131.7
148.5
146.7
151.7

146.9
146.4
146.5
164.7
136.3
131.6
176.7
139.2
135.5
135.5
131.8
148.6
147.0
151.9

146.6
146.2
145.9
164.3
136.7
131.7
172.1
139.3
135.3
135.8
131.7
148.8
147.4
151.9

147.0
146.5
146.4
165.4
137.4
131.5
173.1
139.3
135.4
136.0
131.4
149.2
147.5
152.0

2.0
2.0
2.0
3.3
-.3
3.1
5.4
2.5
-.3
6.6
2.5
1.9
1.7
.3

4.5
5.1
7.2
4.5
-.9
-3.0
15.2
19.1
-.6
3.0
62.8
3.6
1.9
.8

1.9
1.7
1.1
1.5
-.6
.9
2.7
2.0
.6
3.9
2.8
1.9
2.5
2.1

2.8
3.1
3.6
2.5
2.4
-.3
13.5
.9
.9
2.1
-.9
1.9
2.2
.8

3.2
3.5
4.6
3.9
-.6
.0
10.2
10.4
-.4
4.8
29.1
2.8
1.8
.5

2.4
2.4
2.4
2.0
.9
.3
8.0
1.5
.7
3.0
.9
1.9
2.3
1.5

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........

143.0
158.1
149.6
155.2
198.8
153.0
153.2

143.0
158.2
149.7
155.4
198.3
153.1
153.3

143.6
158.6
149.9
155.7
197.8
153.6
153.8

143.9
158.9
150.3
156.1
199.1
153.8
154.0

1.7
2.6
2.2
1.8
4.2
3.0
3.0

2.6
3.1
2.7
2.6
2.3
3.2
3.2

2.0
3.6
2.4
2.6
2.2
4.0
4.0

2.5
2.0
1.9
2.3
.6
2.1
2.1

2.1
2.9
2.5
2.2
3.2
3.1
3.1

2.3
2.8
2.2
2.5
1.4
3.1
3.1

Household insurance 1/ ...............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services 2/ ...
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................
Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

142.1
131.4
140.0
120.2
122.5
110.3

142.8
132.4
140.3
121.9
122.2
109.8

143.4
132.8
140.5
122.5
122.8
110.0

143.7
133.2
140.8
123.0
122.9
110.2

5.1
4.7
12.4
-3.6
-1.9
-3.6

7.1
1.2
.9
1.0
1.0
1.1

3.2
.3
2.6
-2.3
.0
.4

4.6
5.6
2.3
9.6
1.3
-.4

6.1
3.0
6.5
-1.3
-.5
-1.3

3.9
2.9
2.5
3.5
.7
.0

87.6

87.6

87.5

87.3

-12.5

3.2

-6.1

-1.4

-5.0

-3.8

118.2
150.9
119.7
109.5
132.8
141.3

117.5
151.1
119.7
109.3
133.2
141.4

117.8
152.4
120.7
109.5
134.2
145.7

118.1
152.2
121.2
110.0
134.8
146.0

-2.7
.8
2.0
1.8
.9
2.6

1.0
.3
1.3
1.5
2.1
1.1

1.0
-.5
-1.0
-2.2
.3
1.1

-.3
3.5
5.1
1.8
6.2
14.0

-.8
.5
1.7
1.7
1.5
1.9

.3
1.5
2.0
-.2
3.2
7.4

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............
Apparel services 2/.......................

131.0
128.0
125.4
126.8
131.5
125.2
149.2
155.8

130.6
127.7
124.3
126.5
131.9
125.1
149.6
155.9

131.5
128.6
125.8
127.3
131.8
126.1
150.1
156.5

131.1
128.2
127.0
125.9
128.3
126.3
150.0
156.8

.3
.0
-.3
-1.5
-5.8
-1.2
14.5
2.6

-2.1
-2.4
3.2
-8.0
14.0
-2.8
1.6
2.4

-2.7
-3.4
-3.7
-3.1
4.1
-4.7
-4.2
1.0

.3
.6
5.2
-2.8
-9.4
3.6
2.2
2.6

-.9
-1.2
1.4
-4.8
3.6
-2.0
7.9
2.5

-1.2
-1.4
.6
-3.0
-2.9
-.6
-1.1
1.8

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................
Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................
Public transportation ....................

135.7
134.1
139.8
137.1
147.0
101.1
100.9
152.6
161.2

136.3
134.9
140.0
137.2
149.8
101.3
101.0
152.9
162.5

137.2
135.7
140.1
137.5
154.0
101.6
101.4
152.9
163.6

137.8
136.4
140.3
137.8
157.9
101.2
101.1
153.1
164.5

2.5
2.8
5.4
4.3
5.9
-6.1
-6.5
3.3
5.5

10.1
9.9
5.0
4.5
7.3
31.3
33.0
3.0
4.9

2.1
3.3
.9
1.5
12.3
-3.1
-3.5
2.9
6.5

6.3
7.0
1.4
2.1
33.1
.4
.8
1.3
8.4

6.2
6.3
5.2
4.4
6.6
11.0
11.5
3.1
5.2

4.2
5.2
1.2
1.8
22.3
-1.4
-1.4
2.1
7.4

103.1

103.2

102.9

103.6

1.2

-.4

1.2

2.0

.4

1.6

175.7
164.3

177.3
161.6

178.8
162.8

179.8
163.9

6.6
-2.6

5.8
7.9

7.6
-13.2

9.7
-1.0

6.2
2.5

8.6
-7.3

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

214.5
201.2
217.3
196.9

215.5
201.4
218.5
197.7

216.1
201.3
219.3
198.3

216.8
201.1
220.2
199.2

5.1
2.7
5.7
4.9

4.9
2.9
5.2
4.2

5.6
3.9
5.9
5.5

4.4
-.2
5.4
4.8

5.0
2.8
5.4
4.6

5.0
1.8
5.7
5.1

Entertainment ..............................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

149.5
136.6
168.2

149.5
136.4
168.4

150.1
136.8
169.2

150.4
136.9
169.9

2.7
4.2
1.0

1.4
.9
1.9

2.4
2.1
2.9

2.4
.9
4.1

2.0
2.5
1.5

2.4
1.5
3.5

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............
Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

200.0
223.6
145.9

200.5
223.6
146.1

200.2
220.9
146.0

201.6
222.0
146.4

5.7
5.5
4.5

4.6
5.0
1.4

3.9
3.3
1.9

3.2
-2.8
1.4

5.1
5.2
3.0

3.6
.2
1.7

143.1
149.1
223.5
208.9
224.8

143.5
149.2
224.4
209.3
225.8

143.1
149.5
225.6
212.3
226.8

143.4
150.1
227.5
212.1
228.9

5.5
2.8
6.3
4.0
6.5

.6
2.5
5.4
3.3
5.6

1.4
2.5
4.8
1.0
5.0

.8
2.7
7.4
6.3
7.5

3.0
2.6
5.9
3.6
6.0

1.1
2.6
6.1
3.6
6.2

134.6
146.0
127.6
128.5
128.0

135.1
146.9
127.8
128.5
127.7

135.3
146.6
128.3
128.8
128.6

135.7
147.0
128.6
128.8
128.2

2.2
1.5
2.0
1.6
.6
.0

4.2
5.2
4.5
5.5
6.1
-2.4

2.2
.9
1.9
.3
-1.8
-3.4

3.3
3.3
2.8
3.2
.9
.6

3.2
3.4
3.2
3.5
3.3
-1.2

2.8
2.1
2.4
1.7
-.5
-1.4

132.4
125.4
162.5
152.2

131.3
125.9
162.8
152.2

130.9
126.7
163.5
152.5

130.8
127.5
164.0
153.1

5.8
3.7
2.8
3.0

13.0
4.3
3.5
3.0

-1.8
2.9
3.0
3.5

-4.7
6.9
3.7
2.4

9.3
4.0
3.2
3.0

-3.3
4.9
3.4
2.9

125.7
168.0
217.3
185.5

125.7
168.5
218.5
186.1

126.6
169.6
219.3
186.9

126.6
170.4
220.2
188.1

.3
4.2
5.7
4.1

.6
5.5
5.2
4.0

.6
2.9
5.9
3.8

2.9
5.8
5.4
5.7

.5
4.8
5.4
4.0

1.8
4.4
5.7
4.7

147.3
144.4
138.4
143.9
128.8
129.8
133.3
137.5
153.8
157.8

147.5
144.8
138.8
144.2
129.0
129.8
132.4
137.9
154.2
157.9

148.1
145.3
139.2
144.7
129.4
130.1
132.0
138.0
155.2
158.6

148.5
145.7
139.6
145.1
129.8
130.1
132.0
138.3
155.8
159.3

2.2
2.3
2.1
2.3
1.6
.6
5.1
1.5
2.7
2.3

4.2
4.6
4.5
4.3
5.1
5.4
10.9
5.4
3.5
3.1

2.2
1.7
1.8
1.7
.6
-1.5
-1.2
.0
2.9
2.8

3.3
3.7
3.5
3.4
3.1
.9
-3.8
2.3
5.3
3.9

3.2
3.4
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.0
7.9
3.4
3.1
2.7

2.7
2.7
2.6
2.5
1.9
-.3
-2.5
1.2
4.1
3.3

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......
Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .......................
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................
Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables ..................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........

Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

105.2
153.2
155.3

105.1
153.6
155.6

105.3
154.1
156.2

105.2
154.5
156.7

-4.9
3.0
3.2

14.9
3.5
2.9

-1.5
2.4
2.6

.0
3.4
3.7

4.5
3.2
3.0

-.8
2.9
3.1

137.1
100.1
167.6

137.3
100.3
167.9

137.8
100.6
168.7

138.3
100.1
169.2

2.7
-6.5
3.2

2.1
28.8
3.4

1.2
-3.5
3.4

3.5
.0
3.9

2.4
9.8
3.3

2.4
-1.8
3.6

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)

Area

U.S. city average ......................

Pricing
schedule
1/

Indexes
Nov.
1994

Dec.
1994

Jan.
1995

Feb.
1995

Percent change to
Feb. 1995 fromFeb.
Dec.
Jan.
1994
1994
1995

Percent change to
Jan. 1995 fromJan.
Nov.
Dec.
1994
1994
1994

M

149.7

149.7

150.3

150.9

2.9

0.8

0.4

2.8

0.4

0.4

Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M
M

156.7
157.2
154.8
155.4

156.3
156.6
155.3
155.0

157.1
157.7
155.4
155.7

157.6
158.3
155.7
156.0

2.3
2.4
1.8
2.7

.8
1.1
.3
.6

.3
.4
.2
.2

2.5
2.6
1.9
2.9

.3
.3
.4
.2

.5
.7
.1
.5

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

145.8
146.8
144.5
147.4

145.7
146.8
144.1
147.1

146.1
147.3
144.4
147.4

146.7
148.0
145.2
147.7

3.2
3.4
2.8
3.3

.7
.8
.8
.4

.4
.5
.6
.2

3.3
3.4
2.3
3.5

.2
.3
-.1
.0

.3
.3
.2
.2

M

141.3

141.2

141.5

142.3

3.7

.8

.6

3.5

.1

.2

South urban ............................

M

146.0

146.1

146.7

147.4

3.1

.9

.5

2.9

.5

.4

Region and area size 2/

Size
Size
Size
Size

A
B
C
D

-

More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M

145.9
148.4
145.0

146.0
148.4
145.3

146.6
148.9
145.7

147.3
149.6
146.2

2.7
3.5
3.2

.9
.8
.6

.5
.5
.3

2.6
3.1
3.3

.5
.3
.5

.4
.3
.3

M

144.3

144.3

145.2

146.1

3.8

1.2

.6

3.1

.6

.6

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........
Size C - 50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M
M
M

151.1
151.9
153.8

151.2
152.2
153.3

152.0
152.9
154.1

152.4
153.1
155.1

2.8
2.1
4.6

.8
.6
1.2

.3
.1
.6

2.6
2.1
4.3

.6
.7
.2

.5
.5
.5

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

135.6
149.4
148.9
145.3

135.6
149.4
148.8
145.3

136.2
149.9
149.3
145.9

136.7
150.5
149.8
146.6

2.6
3.0
3.4
3.6

.8
.7
.7
.9

.4
.4
.3
.5

2.6
2.8
3.5
3.3

.4
.3
.3
.4

.4
.3
.3
.4

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

150.4
152.9
159.4
156.7
149.8

150.5
153.4
158.9
155.4
149.4

151.8
154.3
159.9
156.6
150.3

152.3
154.5
160.3
157.8
150.5

3.7
1.5
1.8
3.2
2.1

1.2
.7
.9
1.5
.7

.3
.1
.3
.8
.1

3.6
1.4
2.5
2.7
1.9

.9
.9
.3
-.1
.3

.9
.6
.6
.8
.6

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

148.6
156.7
146.0
144.5
143.3
153.0

3.4
2.9
2.9
4.5
3.1
1.9

.1
.8
.4
1.9
-.3
.5

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

1/

2/
3/

-

141.9
145.5
137.8
146.5

148.7
158.0
146.6
147.3
142.9
153.8
-

143.3
147.3
139.3
147.3

2.9
4.0
1.7
3.3

-

1.0
1.2
1.1
.5

-

-

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.

-

-

NOTE:

Data not available.
Local area CPI indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than
the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a
result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are
similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average
CPI for use in their escalator clauses.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Indexes

Percent change to
Feb. 1995 fromFeb.
Dec.
Jan.
1994
1994
1995

Percent change to
Jan. 1995 fromJan.
Nov.
Dec.
1994
1994
1994

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

U.S. city average ......................

M

147.3

147.2

147.8

148.3

3.0

0.7

0.3

2.9

0.3

0.4

Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M
M

154.3
153.8
152.6
157.1

154.0
153.3
153.1
156.7

154.8
154.3
153.3
157.4

155.2
154.8
153.7
157.6

2.5
2.6
2.0
2.9

.8
1.0
.4
.6

.3
.3
.3
.1

2.7
2.7
2.0
3.1

.3
.3
.5
.2

.5
.7
.1
.4

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

142.8
143.1
141.0
144.8

142.7
143.1
140.6
144.6

143.0
143.5
140.9
144.9

143.6
144.2
141.8
145.2

3.3
3.4
3.1
3.3

.6
.8
.9
.4

.4
.5
.6
.2

3.2
3.4
2.5
3.5

.1
.3
-.1
.1

.2
.3
.2
.2

M

139.9

139.7

139.8

140.4

3.4

.5

.4

3.3

-.1

.1

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

............................
More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

144.8
144.3
145.2
145.1

144.9
144.3
145.3
145.3

145.3
144.8
145.6
145.7

145.9
145.4
146.3
146.1

3.3
2.9
3.6
3.4

.7
.8
.7
.6

.4
.4
.5
.3

3.0
2.7
3.2
3.5

.3
.3
.3
.4

.3
.3
.2
.3

M

144.7

144.7

145.6

146.4

3.8

1.2

.5

3.2

.6

.6

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........

M
M

148.2
147.6

148.5
147.9

149.2
148.5

149.4
148.7

2.8
2.3

.6
.5

.1
.1

2.7
2.2

.7
.6

.5
.4

Nov.
1994

Dec.
1994

Jan.
1995

Feb.
1995

Region and area size 2/

Size C -

50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M

151.1

150.7

151.4

152.2

4.2

1.0

.5

4.1

.2

.5

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

134.8
146.8
148.2
144.8

134.7
146.9
148.1
144.8

135.3
147.3
148.6
145.2

135.7
147.9
149.0
145.8

2.7
3.1
3.4
3.6

.7
.7
.6
.7

.3
.4
.3
.4

2.7
2.9
3.5
3.3

.4
.3
.3
.3

.4
.3
.3
.3

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

145.7
147.7
155.9
156.1
147.6

145.8
148.1
155.4
155.1
147.4

147.1
149.0
156.3
156.4
148.2

147.5
149.2
156.6
157.5
148.3

3.7
1.6
2.0
3.5
2.3

1.2
.7
.8
1.5
.6

.3
.1
.2
.7
.1

3.6
1.5
2.6
2.8
2.0

1.0
.9
.3
.2
.4

.9
.6
.6
.8
.5

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

147.6
155.8
138.8
142.7
142.9
150.6

3.5
3.0
2.9
4.8
3.3
2.0

.1
.8
.1
1.8
-.4
.4

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

-

141.7
141.0
137.8
140.3

147.7
157.0
139.0
145.3
142.3
151.2
-

142.7
142.7
138.9
141.1

3.3
4.2
1.9
3.5

-

.7
1.2
.8
.6

-

-

-

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Data not available.
Local area CPI indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than
the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a
result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are
similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average
CPI for use in their escalator clauses.

-